Category Archives: Baseball in General

Brooks, Still the Magician

This is a weird day for me, and probably many other similar-aged people, boys especially, who grew up in Baltimore in the 1960s and 70s. My childhood hero, Brooks Robinson, turns 80 today. 80! I knew that one day Brooks … Continue reading

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My Grumpy Predictions for the 2017 MLB Season

Each year I become less enamored of making predictions for the upcoming baseball season, which is no doubt obvious considering that I’m only getting around to them now, three days after the season has started. This is probably because each … Continue reading

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The Ballplayers of WWII Did Their Part

All of you know of my passion for baseball and of my deep interest in World War II. Today—on this Day of Infamy—I thought all of you would find interesting the reaction of the ballplayers to this national crisis. Future … Continue reading

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Nothing Like a Game in June

The Orioles are in the playoffs, and while their stay may not last past Tuesday night, that is still an accomplishment considering that most pundits’ pre-season picks had them finishing last. A certain blogger you know and love made some … Continue reading

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2016 MLB Predictions!

It’s been a very busy spring for me; so busy in fact, that I haven’t had the time to devote to following major league baseball teams closely enough to make any intelligent predictions as to who will finish first, last, … Continue reading

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Ringing in a New Baseball Season in Charlottesville

Last night, that is to say on the evening of January 30th, Martha, Becky, Jesse, and I had the pleasure of attending the University of Virginia “Step Up to the Plate” banquet. This is an annual fundraising affair for the … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up the World Series

After going one-for-two in my wild card game picks, and three-for-four in the divisional series predictions, my crystal ball went as cold as the Cubs bats. As you may recall, I had the Cubs beating Toronto to become World Champions. … Continue reading

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